Marion (Perry County) EF-1 Tornado
April 27, 2011
 

 
EF-1
Estimated Maximum Wind:
90 mph
Injuries/Fatalities:
None
Damage Path Length:
4.24 miles
Maximum Path Width:
100 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:
32.5519/-87.3142 at 850 pm
Approximate End Point/Time:
32.5748/-87.2466 at 853 pm

National Weather Service meteorologists surveyed damage across south central Perry County where a tornado touched down 5.5 miles south of Marion, 1 mile west of CR 35 and tracked northeastward. The tornado destroyed an outbuilding and damaged the roof of a single family home along CR 38. The tornado strengthened to EF-1 with winds of 90 mph as it crossed CR 45, north of Vilula. Many trees were knocked down near the Faith Chapel Baptist Church. The tornado damaged a couple barns along Kynard Rd and quickly dissipated just east of CR 4.

A Tornado Warning was in effect for Perry County from 817 pm until 915 pm. 

 


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 Radar Data
Radar Image This is an image of the 0.5 degree reflectivity data from KBMX at 849 pm as the circulation passed just south of Marion.
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Radar Image This is an image of the 0.5 degree storm relative velocity (SRM) data from KBMX at 849 pm as the circulation passed just south of Marion.
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